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Definitions of carry:
  • noun:   the act of carrying something
  • verb:   continue or extend
  • verb:   capture after a fight
  • verb:   have on the surface or on the skin
    Example: "Carry scars"
  • verb:   take further or advance
    Example: "Carry a cause"
  • verb:   compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance
    Example: "I resent having to carry her all the time"
  • verb:   extend to a certain degree
    Example: "Carry too far"
  • verb:   win approval or support for
    Example: "Carry all before one"
  • verb:   be necessarily associated with or result in or involve
  • verb:   have or possess something abstract
    Example: "I carry her image in my mind's eye"
  • verb:   keep up with financial support
  • verb:   have with oneself; have on one's person
    Example: "I always carry money"
  • verb:   be conveyed over a certain distance
  • verb:   have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence
    Example: "These bonds carry warrants"
  • verb:   include, as on a list
  • verb:   sing or play against other voices or parts
    Example: "He cannot carry a tune"
  • verb:   serve as a means for expressing something
  • verb:   pass on a communication
  • verb:   be successful in
  • verb:   win in an election
  • verb:   secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)
  • verb:   cover a certain distance or advance beyond
  • verb:   have a certain range
  • verb:   be able to feed
    Example: "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
  • verb:   drink alcohol without showing ill effects
    Example: "He had drunk more than he could carry"
  • verb:   bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of
    Example: "How many credits is this student carrying?"
  • verb:   propel or give impetus to
  • verb:   bear (a crop)
    Example: "This land does not carry olives"
  • verb:   include as the content; broadcast or publicize
  • verb:   pursue a line of scent or be a bearer
    Example: "The dog was taught to fetch and carry"
  • verb:   transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication
    Example: "Put down 5 and carry 2"
  • verb:   transfer (entries) from one account book to another
  • verb:   have on hand
    Example: "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
  • verb:   propel, "Carry the ball"
  • verb:   move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    Example: "You must carry your camping gear"
  • verb:   support or hold in a certain manner
  • verb:   contain or hold; have within
  • verb:   be pregnant with
    Example: "I am carrying his child"
  • verb:   transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
    Example: "The airwaves carry the sound"
  • verb:   behave in a certain manner
  • name:  A female given name (rare: 1 in 100000 females; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3393)
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #30642)

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